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The Resource Off the map : freedom, control, and the future in Michael Mann's Public Enemies

Off the map : freedom, control, and the future in Michael Mann's Public Enemies

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Off the map : freedom, control, and the future in Michael Mann's Public Enemies
Title
Off the map
Title remainder
freedom, control, and the future in Michael Mann's Public Enemies
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Language
eng
Summary
A motion picture chronicling the last adventures of bank robber John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), Public Enemies was met with much bafflement upon its 2009 release. Director Michael Mann's terse storytelling and unorthodox use of high-definition digital cameras challenged viewers' familiarity with Hollywood's historical gangland elegance while highlighting Public Enemies' own place in a medium--and culture--undergoing sweeping technological change. In Off the Map, Niles Schwartz immerses us in Mann's representation of Dillinger, a subject increasingly aware of his own role as a romanticized frontier folk hero, in flight from an enveloping bureaucratic system. The cultural issues of Dillinger's 1930s anticipate the 21st century watershed moment for the moving image, as our relationship with the pictures surrounding us increasingly affects our own sense of identity, historical truth, and means of relating to each other. Mann's follow-up, the hacker thriller Blackhat (2015), reflects a world where Public Enemies' abstract surveillance state has since colonized the firmament of our everyday lives. Yet in this virtual labyrinth of surplus images, cinema may inwardly illuminate a transformative path for us. Off the Map places Mann's late works in deep focus, exploring our present relationship to cinema on a backdrop that swings from the blockbuster spectacle of Avatar to the curious intimacy of Moonrise Kingdom, ultimately suggesting the mysterious space between the viewer and the screen may yet become a sanctuary of deep spiritual reflection
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Midwest
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Schwartz, Niles
Dewey number
791.43/72
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Reel spirituality monograph series
Series volume
2
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  • Mann, Michael
  • Motion pictures
Target audience
adult
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Off the map : freedom, control, and the future in Michael Mann's Public Enemies
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT12318821
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781532636592
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12318821
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12318821
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Off the map : freedom, control, and the future in Michael Mann's Public Enemies
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12318821
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781532636592
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12318821
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12318821
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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